14 TUTOR: Fiona Dowling (BA Edinburgh College of Art Masters from Royal College of Art)
Learn how to saw, solder, hand-stamp, file and finish your own silver jewellery. On each of the first four days, you will create a piece of silver jewellery to take home under the expert guidance of your qualified tutor. These will include a personalised handstamped silver ring, a silver bangle, a pair of earrings and a pendant with a bezel stone setting. On the final day, you will have the opportunity to finish any pieces needing further work. This course is suitable for both beginners and those with a little experience of silversmithing.
All materials and equipment will be provided.
For safety reasons students are asked to keep long hair tied back and closed shoes should be worn. As the course will involve close up jewellery techniques, participants are asked to bring glasses where applicable.
Monday - construction of a Silver Ring, which can be hand-stamped and personalized on the inside
Tuesday - construction of two hammered silver bangles
Wednesday - construction of a pair of silver earrings
Thursday - creation of a basic bezel setting to wear as a pendant
Friday - Finishing of past four days work
Fiona has a BA (with first class honours) from Edinburgh College of Art and a MA in Jewellery and Silversmithing from the prestigious Royal College of Art, London.After graduating Fiona worked in London as a designer, produced her own work for various galleries and exhibitions before founding her own company 'Jewellery Moves', running pop up workshops all over the south of England.
All courses run for 5 days
WK 1 8 Jul - 12 Jul
WK 2 15 Jul - 19 Jul
WK 3 22 Jul - 26 Jul
WK 4 29 Jul - 2 Aug
9.15AM to 12.15PM
1.45PM to 4.30PM
All Day Courses
9.15AM to 4.30PM